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Old 26th August 2020, 10:17 PM
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Day of the Dead (1985)

George A Romero's third zombie film in which the ghouls now outnumber humans by 40,000 to 1 adds interesting new concepts to the formula.

The main one being that one zombie, affectionately known as Bub, has developed rudimentary forms of human behaviour and understanding - a concept that is taken even further in belated follow up film Land of the Dead (2005) - it's this breakthrough work that fuels the bulk of the film which is set in an underground Florida missile silo as the small group of scientists leading the exploration frequently come into conflict with the just as small band of hot headed military types assigned to protect them but are more interested in blowing the ghouls away than training them in human life skills.

In truth the plot is fairly slight but is bulked out by a nightmarish framing device and an eye in the sky exploration of local Everglade towns and is driven along by very strong performances by all involved, in particular Lori Cardille's all action doctor and Joe Pilato's manic and unhinged Captain Rhodes.

Where Day of the Dead ups the ante from previous Romero zombie movies is in Tom Savini's gut wrenching (literally) gore FX. They are truly stomach churning with outstanding sequences of flesh munching, ripping and disemboweling.

Following on from the campy romp that was 1978's Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead is a deadly serious shocker. The majority of characters are flawed at best or extremely unlikable in the main giving the film an air of cheerless sombreness and although we finish on a happy ending the overall tone is as grim and unforgiving as hell itself.
Apparently it went over budget, you wouldn't have known it. Love this film
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Old 26th August 2020, 10:30 PM
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Zombieland: Double Tap

Enjoyable sequel to a film I found to be a tad over-rated. This time Abigail Breslin leaves the group leading the others to go look for her. Some really funny moments especially The Zombie Kill Of The Year scenes.

Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure

Haven't seen this in a while, the story of 2 dumb teens who are saviors of the world, having to go back in time to assist for their History Assignment and bringing back historical figures and placing them in the modern world is still fun.

BTW, this film has the historical attitudes which some audiences might find outdated warning. If it was for the derogatory slur, just cut it out, it was one word, doubt most viewers would have noticed.

The House

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler end up running a illegal casino in order to pay for their Daughters University Course. Better than I remembered but dragged near the end.
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Old 27th August 2020, 03:04 PM
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AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS Severin Bd
Looked cracking did this so-so Amicus offering.Especially since the last time I watched it was probably on a Vipco vhs!
Good interview with Dennis Meikle on Peter Cushing’s twilight years.
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BABY LOVE Network Bd

Dated,overhyped and plodding.

Paul.Switch the hoover on.
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Old 27th August 2020, 06:36 PM
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Thats a good release!

Off topic, that seller has Godzilla vs Biollante but it's German dubbed only!

Desperately trying to get a dvd of this with either english language or subs but don't want to pay the mad prices for the mirimax release!
Any help would be most appreciated
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Old 27th August 2020, 09:54 PM
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I still have mio Italliano uncut betamax-great slasher....one 88 should consider.
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Old 27th August 2020, 09:55 PM
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In fact,**** it.
I'm off to watch it now.

Until tomorrow guys and gals.....
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Old 27th August 2020, 10:01 PM
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I've just ordered it off the back of the last few comments, i've always wanted to see it since VHS.

And you can bet your ass somebody's going to release it asap on the British public.

I mean... Phantom of Death... the Washing machine but no release for a Slasher film from Deodato, what's that all about?

Also i don't think anyone has done a U.K Cut and run, what is wrong with people these days??
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Also i don't think anyone has done a U.K Cut and run, what is wrong with people these days??
Plenty of UK companies have done a cut and run.

Like Rolls Royce.
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Old 27th August 2020, 10:07 PM
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As a weird aside does anyone else get a Cannibal Holocaust vibe from the backbeat of this song??
Cut's in about 1.30 into the song.
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